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Sri Lankan air force mobilizes to rescue flood victims

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:46

Sri Lanka's president promises full support to flood victims as hundreds of thousands are forced from their homes after days of torrential rain. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT -- SUBTITLED (no reporter narration) The Sri Lankan air force has mobilized trucks and helicopters to rescue residents from the flooded capital. Days of torrential rains have forced nearly 200,000 Colombo residents from their homes... Scores of others have died in landslides across the country. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is pledging support. (SOUNDBITE) (Sinhala) SRI LANKA PRESIDENT, MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA, SAYING: "The government has given priority to provide the maximum amount of relief to people who are affected by the current bad weather conditions." Officials say they haven't seen flooding like this in Colombo in 25 years.

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Sri Lankan air force mobilizes to rescue flood victims

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:46